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Definition of Monitoring

Babylon English

supervision; surveillance; scanning; guarding, watching
supervise, observe; follow up on, check up on; regulate the quality of radio or television broadcasts; keep track of, regulate
Monitoring Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the capture, analysis, and reporting of project performances, and comparing to a plan.
a critical part of the planning process; making certain that what should happen - happens!!(see control).
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Manufacturing Terms
detection of the functioning or deviation of actual values from the planned values over a certain period of time
Monitoring Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording the emissions of one’s own or allied forces for the purposes of maintaining and improving procedural standards and security, or for reference, as applicable. 2. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording of enemy emissions for intelligence purposes. 3. The act of detecting the presence of radiation and the measurement thereof with radiation measuring instruments. Also called radiological monitoring.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Monitoring Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Description: The intermittent (regular or irregular) surveillance to ascertain the extent of compliance with a predetermined standard or degree of deviation from an expected norm
Source: Global Biodiversity Assessment GBA
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording the emissions of one's own or allied forces for the purpose of maintaining and improving procedural standards and security, or for reference, as applicable. [JP1] 2. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording of enemy emissions for intelligence purposes. [JP1] 3. The act of detecting the presence of signals, such as electromagnetic radiation, sound, or visual signals, and the measurement thereof with appropriate measuring instruments. 4. The act of detecting the presence of radiation and the measurement thereof with radiation measuring instruments. Synonym radiological monitoring. [JP1]
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
Monitoring means surveillance and control. Like evaluation it is a component of the planning and management cycle. However, in comparison to the above definition of evaluation monitoring can be defined more precisely and has a much more limited meaning. Monitoring implies:
the comparison between data as planned and real data;
the collection and documentation of relevant data over a period of time;
the collection of data and their analysis at the time of collection or shortly thereafter which permits input of the results into the steering and control of current processes and activities, e.g. projects.
focussing on data and their comparison with planned data and goals.
This does not imply a normative assessment in a wider sense. Monitoring can be defined as the collection and processing of current data for the purpose of an ongoing steering and control of a current process or activities on the basis of a comparison of real data and expected data. (Hornung )
Fishery Glossary
The collection of information for the purpose of assessment of the progress and success of a land-use plan. Monitoring is used for the purpose of revising the original plan or to gather experience for future plans. FAO (1993)
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Monitor, Monitoring, Monitored
Monitoring Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
To monitor or monitoring generally means to be aware of the state of a system and may refer to:
  • to observe a situation for any changes which may occur over time, using a monitor or measuring device of some sort:
    • Application Performance Monitoring, monitoring and management of performance and availability of software applications
    • Monitoring (medicine), the observation of a disease, condition or one or several medical parameters over time
    • Monitoring in clinical trials, oversight and administrative efforts that monitor a participant's health during a clinical trial
    • Medical monitoring
      • Baby monitoring
      • Heart rate monitoring
      • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
      • Monitoring in childbirth
    • Biomonitoring, of toxic chemical compounds, elements, or their metabolites, in biological substances
    • Business Transaction Monitoring, managing information technology from a business transaction perspective
    • Cure monitoring for composite materials manufacturing
    • Deformation monitoring, measurement and tracking of the alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of stresses
    • Election monitoring, the observation of an election by one or more independent parties
    • Energy monitoring and targeting, an energy efficiency technique
    • Environmental monitoring, processes and activities that characterise and monitor the quality of the environment
    • Network monitoring, systems that constantly monitors a computer network for slow or failing components and that notifies the network administrator
    • System monitoring, a process within a distributed system for collecting and storing state data
    • Website monitoring, the process of testing and verifying that end-users can interact with a website or web application as expected
  • Media monitoring service, providing clients with copies of media content, which is of specific interest
  • Futures monitoring, evaluation of events, as they occur or just after
  • Surveillance, observation of the behaviour or communications of individuals or groups
  • Self-monitoring, awareness of what one knows

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Monitoring Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
Periodic or continuous surveillance or testing to determine the level of compliance with statutory requirements and/or pollutant levels in various media or in humans, plants, and animals.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  Measuring concentrations of substances in environmental media or in human or other biological tissues.
Monitoring Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Listening to an audio signal with a monitor.
A pair of stereo loudspeakers in a control room or a set of headphones, used to assess sound quality and balance. On stage, a floor mounted loudspeaker with a mix appropriate to the musician in front of the speaker. For example, if a singer wishes to have a monitor mix which is bass-heavy, their monitor can deliver a mono mix which includes boosted bass frequencies.
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Monitoring Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it); "the monitoring of enemy communications plays an important role in war times"
(hypernym) observation, observance, watching
(derivation) monitor, supervise, ride herd on

1. display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen
(synonym) monitoring device
(hypernym) display
(part-holonym) computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
(part-meronym) oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO
2. someone who supervises (an examination)
(synonym) proctor
(hypernym) supervisor
(hyponym) invigilator
(derivation) supervise, ride herd on
3. someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
(synonym) admonisher, reminder
(hypernym) defender, guardian, protector, shielder
4. electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
(hypernym) electronic equipment
(hyponym) television monitor, tv monitor
(part-holonym) television, television system
5. a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
(hypernym) electronic equipment
(hyponym) cardiac monitor, heart monitor
(derivation) supervise, ride herd on
6. any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
(synonym) monitor lizard, varan
(hypernym) lizard
(hyponym) African monitor, Varanus niloticus
(member-holonym) Varanus, genus Varanus

1. keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
(synonym) supervise, ride herd on
(hypernym) observe
(hyponym) spy, stag, snoop, sleuth